Category Archives: Music

MUSIC: ODD FUTURE at Electric Factory in Philadelphia 2017

In 2017 my dude Corey and I saw Odd Future at least 3 times and we seriously listened to them everyday at the shop. This video doesn’t accurately capture the insane energy of this show-. Seriously ranks in the top 10 live acts I’ve ever seen.

MUSIC: For Your Box EP by Cage

In 1999 Cage recorded & handmade 100 cassette tapes to promote his debut album: “Movies For The Blind.” They were only recorded on TDK/Sony 60 minute cassettes and he wrote a different message on all the covers and entitled it “For Your Box.”

I have known about this tape for years but never had been able to listen to it, being as there were only 100 available copies and I had been unable to find this tape anywhere.. until tonight while scouring the pages of underground hip-hop bloggers, I found a link to the album I had been dying to hear for years. My holy grail of underground hip-hop, as it might be.

And so kiddies, words can not express the complete joy and fulfillment I am experiencing right now as the twisted words of Cage pour from my speakers, knowing that I have been dying to hear these words for longer than I can remember, and it is everything I had hoped it would be.

MUSIC: Hey Hey, My My by Neil Young.

 

I was talking about the evolution of music throughout the years the other day and was reminded of my favorite Neil Young song “Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black)” It is immeasurable how many people’s lives were touched and even changed by a single song, written by one man in the midst of his feeling irrelevant during a widespread crossover from rock to punk and grunge.

Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black)” is a rock song by Neil Young. it bookends Young’s successful 1979 album Rust Never Sleeps.

Inspired by synthpunk group Devo, the rise of punk and what Young viewed as his own growing irrelevance, the song today crosses generations, inspiring admirers from punk to grunge and significantly revitalizing Young’s then waning career. The song is about the alternatives of continuing to produce similar music or to burn out. However, upon its release, Rust Never Sleeps was hailed as a commercial and critical revitalization for Young, and the successful, bizarre tour (featuring over sized amps, road crews dressed as Jawas from the new Star Wars film (called Road-eyes), sound technicians in lab coats, audio recordings from Woodstock played from disintegrating tapes, etc.) earned him a new generation of fans and good will, buoyed mainly by “Hey Hey, My My”.

A line from the song, “it’s better to burn out than to fade away,” became infamous after being quoted in Nirvana front man Kurt Cobain’s suicide note. Young later said that he was so shaken that he dedicated his 1994 album Sleeps with Angels to Cobain. Because of Cobain’s suicide, in live concerts he now emphasizes the line “once you’re gone you can’t come back”
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MUSIC: Millencolin “Fingers Crossed”

“It doesn’t matter what others say
Even those you call friends.
Don’t leave it out for another day
This might be your big chance.
You’re the one always beside me
When I’m lost you’re always to guide me.
It’s about time I give you something back
I’m the one selfish and greedy.
Never care enough what you needed
But even still you had the strength to get back in the end.”

Who says nothing is free anymore?


One of my favorite rapper’s Immortal Technique recently released his newest CD “The Martyr” absolutely free to download or stream on his website.
Technique is an amazing artist with an amazing message and so far what I have heard from this album is nothing but pure gold. Plus it’s free, so what do you have to lose?

DOWNLOAD OR STREAM HERE